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for the past two days with the u.s. military. trying to get a grasp of a progress report on the ground here. the successes, the frustrations, the planning for the way ahead. the uncertainty that lies along the way in this village, we are 30-miles from the afghan-pakistan border. still, ten years after the start of the war and it's still a hot bed along the border of taliban activity. this place has seen dramatic security change. development has come. not the case across the board in afghanistan but there have been successes in a moment, we'll show you that. you will hear the interview with general david petraeus before he heads back to washington to give a progress report to congress. jennifer griffin is traveling with robert gates as he travels here in afghanistan as well. all of that in a moment. but first, check in with shannon bream in the washington bureau for the top headlines of the day. >> thank you, bret. >> shannon: president obama ended a two-year ban on guantanamo bay and it will come two days ahead of congressional hearing about the danger of american radicalized by the terrori
suggested? using the constitution? or use the money to repay money we've already borrowed? adding debt will help enslave future generations of to us the lenders. from new york, defending freedom, good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >>> welcome to afghanistan for a special edition of "special report." i'm bret baier. we have been traveling for the past two days with the u.s. military. trying to get a grasp of a progress report on the ground here. the successes, the frustrations, the planning for the way ahead. the uncertainty that lies along the way in this village, we are 30-miles from the afghan-pakistan border. still, ten years after the start of the war and it's still a hot bed along the border of taliban activity. this place has seen dramatic security change. development has come. not the case across the board in afghanistan but there have been successes in a moment, we'll show you that. you will hear the interview with general david petraeus before he heads back to washington to give a progress report to congress. jennifer griffin is traveling wi
are found in tokyo's water supply, as the u.s. bans the import of some japanese foods. >> right there. right there! >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a monster of the deep. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we will not surrender. those words, the defiant libyan leader moammar gadhafi, who made his first public appearance in a week. despite the allied-imposed no-fly zone, libyan troops continued their unrelenting attacks against rebel-held cities where conditions are described as desperate. the u.s. military says it is considering all options. explosions were heard in tripoli this morning. and susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this story. good morning, susan. >> hi, good morning, betty. the mission in libya is accomplishing its goal, including grounding gadhafi's air force. but as criticism of the operation grows, along with the cost, the u.s. is looking to hand off control. despite a fourth night of allied air strikes pounding libya, leader
at the airport -- at the inner harbor is 52 degrees. the reader is showing nothing around us except those thin clouds -- the radar is showing nothing except thin clouds. you do not see any rain of any substance. it will not be a big factor in the weather today. we will warm up with the south wind. right now we want to check on the traffic with kim dacey. >> not looking too bad. we have a couple of accidents in this city. one is that charles and cold spring. there is another and eastern. o'donnell street is closed at potomac for the st. patrick's day celebration through tomorrow morning. something to watch for. otherwise, we are up to speed on the major roadways. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. 895 looking at 60 minutes. a very nice ride all around the area -- a 95 looking at 16 minutes. very light volume for this time of the morning. this is the beltway at providence road. things are moving just fine on the inner and outer loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the u.s. military says charter flights are leaving half fall from japan. many families have decided to s
can convey a message to the american people why it is consistent with u.s. foreign policy goals? >> i do. we have to keep in mind the uprise negligent middle east - uprising in the middle east lends to developments. in the short run we can't controll the events completely. this is important in the middle east and to abanon the people of libya would have let qaddafi slaughtter his own people and put a damper on the efforts of the youngg people in the middle east and small democrats and those who want to liberalize those societies there. >> even with nato in command, are you concerned that ultimately the pressure will be on the u.s. if qaddafi fights for months? >> i am opposed to putting our own soldiers on the ground. i believe that the coalition that is in place led by nato and not the united states will find the right balance of approaches to support the people in libya and to see that there is a new regime in place and support the spirit of revolution and spirit of change and democratic societies in the middle east . so we have to watch this, and congress has a role to play in advi
of the u.s. military? we'll get an update from the region and talk with two of the senate's most influencial voices on foreign policy, john mccain and joe lieberman. and healthcare reform one year later. we will ask our sunday group what is the long-term prognosis for the president's signature legislation. all, right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. before we talk with our guests, we want to bring you the latest on events in the middle east. in syria, government soldiers have been deployed around the cities that have seen the biggest protests. in yemen, talks for a peaceful transfer of power failed saturday. now, authorities worry about al-qaeda gaining strength in that country. and in libya, bombing by u.s. and allied planes has paveed the way for rebel forces to retake the key oil town. for more on libya let's bring in fox news correspondent steve harrigan in tripoli. >> a rapid advance for the rebels. moving quickly toward what they say is an eventual battle here in tripoli. they have taken the key town of ajdabiya. the air strikes have ta
and those of you watching our live webcast oversight dhaka house of god. i want to thank you for joining us. we will seek testimony from private secretary witnesses from the united states security programs and policies and their relationship to the fourth amendment of the constitution. the united states continues to face serious threats from al qaeda and other terrorist groups since line 11 terse six-point to the american airport security checkpoints and by all accounts will continue to try to do so. december 22nd, 20018 her service ordered a flight from paris to miami where he attempted to detonate explosives active issues. if not for the efforts of passengers and flight attendants and malfunctioning device, he may very well have succeeded. in 2006, british intelligence plots that detonated liquid explosives on different different to the content for the flights that would have undoubtedly caused a tremendous life -- loss of life. december 25th among 2009 another terrorist known as the christmas day, attended a northwest flight over detroit. again passengers aboard the flight along with the
proportions that is before us. so what we would like to do a this point is take a few minutes in order to unpack some of the issues we are dealing with, perhaps to benefit from jim woolsey's expertise and think about how we can go back to our communities and mobilize their attention in their energies to have a real impact, and also, to call upon david saperstein and your thoughts so that we can deal with the issue is. there are those that we are better able to address that we all want to work towards, so let's open up for questions, please. comments from the floor. yes, hi, thank you. >> mike stern from san antonio. i did not hear any mention of biodiesel. i have heard roughly one-third of the transportation sector is diesel, and you can actually substitute biodiesel for conventional diesel boat, i think, with minimal and perhaps no retrofitting, so why is this not more on the table? it looks like there is a lot of potential there? >> there is a lot of potential, especially in a lot of plants that, along, especially things that grow in desert and do not grow on other types of land. bas
is set to have broadband speeds 200 times faster than the u.s. average. go to our website for more questions and answers. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. and i will see you next week. >>> your child gets into college. now the hard part -- how do you pay for it? we'll help you track down the money this hour. >>> and in these tough times, you might need to update your resumÉ. we've got some do's and don't's in the 4:00 p.m. eastern hour. >>> and 5:00, thousands of women take on walmart in a sex discrimination suit. it could be the most important case the u.s. supreme court hears this term. you're in the cnn news room, i'm fredricka witfield. >>> on the international front, rebel forces in libya say they are controlling two more key towns in their advance to tripoli. this is smoke hanging over the city of ras laneuf that where an opposition spokesman tells cnn government troops have pulled out of ports. both places were claimed by pro gadhafi forces at the start of the civil war. the next major city is moammar gadhafi's home town. rebel forces anticipate
which is better than having it offshore and used offshore. i'd rather have it here in the form of dividends to shareholders or investment in the country and than never used in america. >> host: congressman greg walden is chairman of the commerce subcommittee on communication and technology. mike zapler with ""the politico"," thank you both. >> guest: thank you. >> coming up on c-span2, a portion of recent testimony by transportation secretary ray lahood on president obama's 2012 budget request. then more on transportation as we bring you live coverage of the american public transportation association's legislative conference. later, the senate returns at 2 p.m. eastern for general speeches. that'll be followed later by debate and a vote on a u.s. district court nomination as well as a procedural vote on a bill authorizing small business administration programs. >> author, poet and playright ishmael reid is on "in depth," live sunday, april 3rd. he's written over 25 books including "airing dirty laundry laundry," "another day at the front." join our three-hour conversation takin
is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "strike one." an air assault, no ground troops, but tomahawk missiles continue to strike those targets. some other headlines beginning with the chicago tribune. u.s. allies are attacking libya. most of it right along the coast. you can see along the mediterranean sea. l.a. times -- attacks on libya. you can see from the u.s. and navy destroyers. operation "odyssey dawn" was the name of the operation. from the "richmond times- dispatch", the u.s. striking libyan forces. and from the "miami herald", libya under fire. you can join the conversation online at twitter.com/cspanwj. caller: good morning. i would like to know what the heck is going on. here we are and another freakin' war. congress is on vacation. who is minding the store? i'm a
then become the largest class action employment suit in u.s. history. walmart, america's largest private employer, says, no, the class would be too big, the plaintiffs too dissimilar, the issues too many to litigate. the plaintiffs say walmart wants a big company exception to civil rights 0 law. two lower federal courts have ruled the class and case can go forward. that brings us to the supreme court where we now have three women justices, the most ever. cnn's kate bolduan has been following the case for us and joins us to recap the arguments. kate, good to see you. any sign that the women justices were at all receptive to the plaintiffs? >> reporter: that's very interesting. i would say, first off, that it did seem in the courtroom with the aggressive question you did hear from the female justices, that they were receptive to the women's claims to the sides of the plaintiffs. but, as i just said, there are three women on this court. so what it's looking like -- we always have to give it a huge caveat here because of course we never know until the justices rule -- from the commentary and
. phoenix, arizona on our line for republicans. what should the president say on the u.s. involvement in libya on monday? caller: if he's the intelligent president i want him to tell us why we're going into libya and not the sudan and not bahrain. i think it's un:tionable to open another front when we're spending millions a day on iraq and afghanistan and 50% of our revenue goes to defense. host: the sudan would be another front, too. caller: we could help solve that with humanitarian aid. with the cost in fossil fuels, if we paid the actual cost that fossil fuels cost us, we would pay $12.50 a gallon for gasoline because these wars are about oil. what i'm saying is if he's the innocent president then why doesn't he talk about -- intelligent president why doesn't he talk about the bahrain or sudan? he's doing it for oil just like the last -- just like the iraq war. and i think we need to question why we're doing these things. if we want to help people resisting and trying for democracy, let's do that. but let's not be hidden about our agenda.
the piece. >> harris: joining us on the phone and what can you tell us is going on right now. >> reporter: hello. i just left a part of london where there have been about a few hundred people inside. it's a very pop shop that occupies part of a group called u.k. on cots. they left the shop and they proceeded to arrest and basically i.d. most of the demonstrators that are inside and they are arresting journalists. >> heather: were are there so many on the streets? >> the numbers vary but we're looking at 250,000. it's not people from london, it's people from u.k. have taken buses and trains to be in london for this day. now, with regards what has been happening all day today. there has been loads of action and great rally over in hyde park and the majority has been peaceful but scattered incidents >> heather: we see them protesting in the streets. do you think it can make a difference with the government? >> the people definitely hope it can. like in the 1980s, by highlighting what is happening in terms of healthcare and health care and police are being cut. so it makes it difficult for th
with this fox news alert, st. louis police are confirming now that a suspect who is believed to have shot u.s. marshals is dead. meantime, the two deputy u.s. marshals and one task force officer who were shot and wounded are recovering at a hospital nearby, we're told at least one of the marshals is in critical condition, the other in fair condition. you've been watching this throughout the morning on "america's newsroom". the marshals and the other task force officer went to a house in the st. louis area, to try to apprehend this suspect. a gun fight broke out. the two marshals and the other officer were hit. but the suspect, again, is reported to be deceased. we will keep you updated on "happening now". jenna: another fox news alert, new numbers out on the decifit. last month we what's the biggest monthly decifit in our history, a record $223 billion in february, that's according to the nonpartisan cbo. it's the 29th consecutive month that the government is operating in the red. if you add up all the debt, by the way, when you add all of that, we had to spend $21 billion of our money just t
. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton said late today that the quickest way to end military action in libya is for moammar gadhafi to leave libya. good luck with that. >> president obama is headed back to washington, d.c. early. >> start easing some of the tension coming from capitol hill. >> the president heads home ahead of schedule and is welcomed by this. >> president obama is playing soccer in rio with kids and hillary clinton seems to be weirdly stepping up. >> this is about as badly run as any foreignrepeal obamacare. >> the president talks about libya d s ipou amic >> t esendori ot iolicg. ebe judging diplomater efforts on this trip. >> we are supporting a democratic revolution there. >> they've got a political problem. >> today it looks like a war, sound like a war, people are dying, and it's costing an awful lot of money. isn't that a war? >> america, at "not war". >> we will continue to provide details to the american people. >> you don't even seem to think eno
i'm sure it's going to have a lot more as a result of this show. thanks very much for joining us. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." "john king, usa" starts right now. >>> thanks, wolf, and good evening, everyone. tonight, anti-regime protesters in libya say much of the country is now under their control, including areas with major oil reserves. the united states and its allies are telling moammar gadhafi, time's up. >> it is time for gadhafi to go, now, without further violence or delay. the international community is speaking with one voice, and our message is unmistakable. >> but colonel gadhafi not only vows to fight on, in an interview with the bbc and abc news today, he denies the capital of tripoli is under siege or that he has lost his legitimacy as leader. >> they love me, all my people, they love me all. >> but if they do love -- >> they will die to protect me, my people. >> to that, the obama white house says this. >> it sounds just, frankly, delusional. and when he can laugh in talking to american and international journalists, while he is slaughtering his own peo
military force could be used to remove muammoammar gadhafi from power. at the moment libya is a tale of two countries, and an uncertain tale at that. rebel forces have control here in the eastern areas. that's despite another day of bombing runs. if gadhafi remains in control of the capital of tripoli to the west here, where residents describe constant fear and intimidation. so much that at the rate of about 15,000 a day, refugees going across the border. not libyans yet. most of them are foreign workers. but they are leaving because of the climate. and this is the border with tunisia. they are leaving from libya. still at the rate, we are told of about 15,000 a day. at the white house president obama conceded he's worried a long steal mate could be bloody and says the administration is considering a list of humanitarian and military options. caution is the watch word for the administration's response. >> gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> but with the white house still reluctant to use mil
don't even seem to think enough of us to lie to us. >> the administration is defending its biggest victory on its first anniversary. >> fdr went so far as to call it a fundamental right for all americans. >> in short, we'll do whatever we can to ensure that obamacare is never fully implemented. >> one year ago today. >> health insurance reform because law in america. >> took a long time. >> congressman anthony weiner joins us. while some republicans were attacking the president on libya and the healthcare bill, two from minnesota went to iowa. ♪ if i find my way to minnesota ♪ >> and donald trump, is he serious about running? >> trump came out as a birther, which is republican for "i'm running for president." >>> good evening. president obama skipped a visit to address growing concerns over the libyan war efforts. he plans to transfer command and control in the next few days, suffered a setback when nato failed to reach agreement to assume that role. all 28 nato states must approve any agreement. the muslim nation of turkey is dissenting, repeating a term used by russian prime
patrolling off libya's coast, this as the u.s. gets ready to hand over control of the no fly zone to the alliance. whatever that alliance is. we don't know at this time. in the meantime pro car davi forces ratchet up attacks in an eastern city of that country, stopping rebel groups there, but the international air strikes continue and now we have reports that those attacks forced pro qaddafi forces to withdraw tanks from another rebel-held city in the west. a whole lot goes on there today, jon. jon: the libyan leader remains as defiant as ever, appearing from his compound in tripoli and vowing to win the historic battle. now there's word, though, that mommar qaddafi may be planning his exit strategy. secretary of state hillary clinton, weighing in on that on abc's "world news with diane sawyer". >> this is what we hear from so many sources, diane, it is a constanto. >> today? >> today, yesterday, the day before. some of it, i'll be very, you know -- it's my personal opinion -- some of it is theater. a lot of it is just the way he bee haves. it's somewhat unpredictable. but some of
strategy for u.s. troops. late last night nato agreed to take over both the no-fly zone and the air war within days. on the ground, western air strikes have helped rebels recapture several town on the coast. the front lines now appear centered on sert, a town 225 miles from tripoli. joining me now, former ambassador to the u.s. who resigned in the wake of the libyan uprising. sir, it's good to have you with us. >> good morning. >> what are you hearing from the opposition forces on the ground? i know you are in contact with some of the rebel leadership about this push towards tripoli. >> what i think moving with confidence toward them and the resistance from the gadhafi regime is not a strong one. this morning there was some battles but not very heavy ones going on. and i think the people have confidence now, and thank you very much to the united states and the alliance who make the job of these people who are desperate to gain some freedom or some democracy. >> what do you think about the fact that u.s. forces are now pulling back? obviously the u.s. had been in the lead, pounded this c
the process of rebuilding. this is the first time the emperor has used a video message to convey his feelings to the japanese people. he is planning to visit the affected areas and encourage the people at a time that it will not hamper rescue operations. in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan tomorrow we will bring a couple of congressional hearings on u.s. preparedness through a natural disaster. the director of the now a hearing on airport security and body imaging technology. the house oversight subcommittee on national security examines security, health and privacy concerns with body imaging technology in airports. we will hear from scientists consider security researchers and tsa officials at the hearing that runs just under four hours. some of the committee will come to order. thank everybody for being here as we tackle this important subject. i would like to begin by stating the oversight commission statement. we exist to secure from the middle principles first americans have the right to know the money washington takes from them is well spent and second, americans
. a great interview. that's all for us tonight. >> i did too. >> that's all for tonight, and matthew and his bongoes. >>> good morning. anti-government protests are growing louder across the middle east today. more change could be on the way for the region. meanwhile, the international military forces are focusing right now on libya. also an apology in japan. after more workers are exposed to potentially deadly levels of radiation. and what's being blamed for this overexposure? a communications error. all this while fears grow that one reactor at that plant could be leaking. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn start morning. hello to you all. glad you could spent some part of your saturday morning with us. i'm t.j. holmes. i do want to start now, though, in japan with the growing concern over radiation levels in the ocean water around that damaged nuclear plant. radiation levels in the air at least seem to be decreasing. paula hancock's live for us in tokyo. hello to up. what are they saying about this possible leak of one of those reaccour reactor cores. that's a key c
'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. we begin with that ongoing pain at the pump, which you have likely noticed. the unrest in the middle east has sent gas prices soaring over the past few weeks. a gallon of gasoline now averages which is 78 cents higher than it was just one year ago. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us from a gas station here in manhattan with more on that price spike and how washington may respond to it. rebecca, good morning. >> good morning, erica. and this is a scene we're really seeing play out across gas stations throughout the country. prices back near $4 a gallon in some places. they even are paying $4 a gallon. back where prices were in 2008. and now the government is considering getting involved. unrest in the middle east has gasoline prices here soaring. in just two weeks prices at the pump have jumped 33 cents. that's the second biggest increase in that amount of time, ever. >> $65 for gas. pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: u.s. drivers are currently paying an average of $3.51 a gallon. with libya's oil fiel
. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> police officers use of facebook is stirring up a controversial first amendment battle in new mexico. police officers in albuquerque are being asked to turn over their facebook passwords. the request comes after it was discovered a detective who shot and killed a suspect listed his occupational on facebook as a human garbage disposal. >> reporter: attorney joe kennedy just filed these court documents demanding that the city of albuquerque replace the facebook user names and passwords of the 57 police officers listed. he's seeking to find out if they posted comments about this deadly officer-involved shooting in constitution last january. >> based upon how they carried themselves we believe we'll find lots of evidence. >> the investigation into officer trey prompted this move. it began a few weeks ago after he shot and killed say suspect in th
the lives of young americans, we have to have the courage to tell the truth who is trying to kill us. it is not a random behavior, it's radical islamists motivated by deep beliefs in replacing our civilization. >> dave: those who were there, did also speak with social issues and those will be important for republicans. who was not there? our colleague mike huckabee not yet in, and mitt romney and tim pawlenty, not there. and interesting who was there. >> clayton: after the show show we'll discuss mitt romney, a game play whether he'll be in iowa or not. some say he will be. >> dave: i've not made a trip there yet. >> a spike in radiation levels caused crews to evaluate after one reactor was 10 million times more than normal. in us tiny particles of radiation from japan reached nevada, but pose no health treat. the kidnapping of 50 afghanistan policemen in the country. claiming they were ambushed after training and the police chief confirming that the militants stopped four vehicles and then captured several dozen individuals. thousands of union leaders and workers marching through th
afghans want us here, we are prepared to contemplate that. with us this hour, former national security adviser, steve hadley. plus, are congressional republicans enflames prejudice against american muslims? peter king has scheduled hearings this week. critics say it's a political witch hunt. >>> all roads to 2012 run through new hampshire. mitt romney took a test this weekend. we'll have the results. plus, we'll talk budget battles and the impact on education with pat quinn. good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. the civil war in libya is escalating as forces are launching fresh air strikes against rebels. here in washington, pressure is growing on president obama for a more aggressive military response, putting the white house and top senators at odds. >> and i think we need to do several things. one, prepare a no fly zone in conjunction with our allies, not empment it. i would only consider if gadhafi himself were using it as a means of terror, as a means of massacring large numbers of civilians. >> lots of people throw around phrases of no flow zone and talk about it
of terrorism after the u.s. drops 40 missiles and tomahawk cruise missiles targets sites. >> steve: joining us from the site where that plane was shot down yesterday, rick, do we know, whose plane was that and who did shoot it down? >> reporter: we can confirm now who that plane belonged to. we believe we're the only network have located the fighter jet that shot down out of the skies of benghazi, yesterday morning. behind me is the engine of that jet, the wings, char pieces remains and the photographer was rolling on the jet that was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into that area on the southern edge of the city and what we're hearing from locals is that they believe the pilot, who was an opposition fighter as opposed to gaddafi directed this wounded jet into this area that's unpopulated and old adoption home. and the pilot put the jet here and we know that the pilot had a family and ejected far too late and we found the harness from his ejecting seat out of the seat itself and to clear up confusion we found a tail section of the jet pointed with the old royal jet and the new flag for t
. >> a lot going on. that is why you need to stick with us. cnn with carol costello starts rye now. >> a lot to talk about. >>> 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west. news breaking in libya right now. gadhafi forces attacking the town of misrata and we are heard they are firing on civilians and looting their homes. >>> in japan they are trying to keep radioactive water from leaking into the pacific and word that allow tone yum has turned up in soil near the nuclear plant. >>> explosive testimony in barry bonds perjury trial. his former mistress telling the court that he threatened to cut off her head. >>> in libya, the violence there is terrible this morning. what one witness describing it as utter carnage. chilling reports of gadhafi's troops on a rampage in misrat did is a rounding up thousands of civilians and herding them into the streets. here is one eyewitness account. >> forces are overwhelming misrata and that is partially and maybe mostly viewed to the fact that the international forces are reluctant and we understand why. to hit the tanks and heavy artillery industr
. >> a closer look at the map and talk more and more about those options and the risks of using u.s. military force in libya in a moment and take a close look at those air defense systems secretary gates just said there would have to be targeted before there could be any no-fly zone. first the latest on what right now on the ground if you look at the map amounts to a civil war playing out in libya. a tense and brutal civil war. these image, the green area controlled by opposition forces. opponents of moammar gadhafi. the red areas controlled by the gadhafi regime. if you had any doubt gadhafi would not use force against his own people look at these images today. the dust clouds coming up from the desert because the bombs were falling down from above. you see all this play out. these deadly bombings. where did that play outright here. cnn's ben wedeman is in eastern libya in braga. they have heard the reports but cannot confirm that moammar gadhafi is using his air force to bomb his own civilians. you got a close look at that today, did you not? >> reporter: yes, we did. we were on the road br
, david muir, back with us. >> always great to be by your side especially on a morning of breaking news. >> you were reporting this on "world news" last night. more missile strikes for the u.s. and allies against libya. now there is growing concern over how gadhafi will respond and whether he'll make good on his threat of terrorism. >>> and the latest from japan this morning. officials there saying the death toll now tops 18,000 this morning. an incredible number. and new concerns about radiation. contaminating, not only the tap water, but the vegetables there and seafood. we'll have a live report from the quake zone. >>> and in this country, a spring roared in california. snow, ice, rock slides shutting down major highways this morning. sam is standing by with the very latest on that. >> the first full day of spring, david. >>> let's get right to libya. and the latest actions by the u.s. and its allies. french fighter jets for the third day in a row, headed to libya. we have a team of correspondents, covering all of the angles this morning, starting with martha raddatz, in washington w
. this is the task that susan b. anthony gives us to continue today. like anthony we too must challenge the status quo for the sake of women and their children. women deserve better than abortion. thank you and i will yield back my time. mrs. schmidt: thank you to the gentlelady from north carolina for so eloquently pointing out some of the dangers of abortion, both physical and emotional. and i don't think the chapter, mr. speaker, has been written on the dangers of abortion. but i do wonder the lives that we've missed and the fabric and how it has been compromised the fabric of america, the fabric of the world because an innocent life didn't get to be woven into it. you know, when we're born our parents don't know what we're going to become. they just hope that we're happy and they hope that we're healthy. i mean, you look at our president. you think when he was born his mom thought he was going to be the president of the united states? i seriously doubt it. he didn't come from a dynasty of presidents. he's just an ordinary person born from an ordinary mom, but he, you knee, had the opportunity
against gaddafi's government. in fact, one u.s. commander concedes gaddafi could remain in power. libyan rebels are trying to exploit the international stripes across the country, as gaddafi's army is using journalist and civilians as human shields and targets. we have team coverage. brit hume looks at the role in the coverage. and rick leventhal is on the ground with the latest from the rebel stronghold of benghazi. but first, national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon looking at the military operation and whether the no-fly zone is working. good evening, jennifer. >> hi, bret. the french may have dropped the first bombs saturday, but it soon became clear that the u.s. commander were calling the shot from the newest command in europe. the missile fired by the british submarine that struck gaddafi's compound were not unlike the tom mahawks fired from aboard the destroyer. coalition forces fired more than 13tomahawks in two days at a cost of $1.5 million a piece. the target of two british tomahawks, large command and control communication center in gaddafi's residenc
an honest discussion about how are we going to reform a process that's gotten us into this fix? gotten us to the point where we're running a debt of 10% of g.d.p., where our total debt is screaming towards totally unsustainable levels. i can tell you the folks in pennsylvania know very we will that you cannot continue living beyond your moneys, as this government has done. i see this as a very constructive and important opportunity to begin to have there discussion about how we're going to get this process under croavment i appreciate the help from senator vitter and i will yield back my time to him. mr. vitter: i thank my distinguished colleague and again this amendment, as modified, simply says that if we were ever to reach the statutory debt limit for the federal government, then revenue coming in would go first to service two things -- social security checks and interest on the federal debt. so that would not put -- be put in jeopardy for months down the line. and the purpose of this amendment is to try to take, quite frankly, again, madam president, some of the scare tactics and some
-- we also have a line set up for active duty military. you can also e-mail us and we are on twitter. we will read your tweets on the air this morning. this is the story in "the washington post" yesterday looking at the war in afghanistan. "the afghan war is not worth fighting, most in the u.s. say." host: what do you think? is the war in afghanistan worth fighting? do you think it has been productive so far? if you think this time for a pullout? fairfax, virginia. jack joins us. good morning. caller: good morning. i had a comment about the war and one other comment. i do not think it is worth fighting. we're spending $2 billion per week and countless companies are just taking this money. it cannot be accounted for. that is why i think the republicans are all four wards because the money goes overseas and it cannot be accounted for. if it stays in the country under social programs, at least there's some accountability. my other point, you know, these guys like eric cantor and paul ryan and boehner -- they are all under federal employees health benefits. they pay $430 per month. the very
. today the u.s. military sent two fire trucks to help battle fires at the fukushima plant. but they haven't been asked to use troops to help. meantime, japan's defense ministry decided against a proposed plan to dump water from helicopters over the badly damaged plants. radiation levels are just too high. you can see in this photo a big hole has opened in the containment vessel around the reactor, and large portions have collapsed. here is more on the plant workers who are putting their own workers putting their own lives in jeopardy to prevent a bigger catastrophe. >> reporter: they are the nameless, brave souls who volunteered or perhaps been asked to be the last line of defense. because they have specific skills and nerves of steel. five workers have already died and two are missing after the latest fire and two dozen are injured. nuclear experts say the skell ton crew are not managers, but probably technicians, men with the schematics of the plant in their head and can fix the clogged vents. they have crawled through the dark mazes, armed with flash lights and radiation detectors wear
>> live in benghazi, we will be joining us tomorrow. thank you for tching. >>> good evening. nine days after the united states launched air strikes in libya, president obama has explained the u.s. mission, speaking at the national defense university in washington, the president laid out the united states' objectives, gave a progress report on where this mission stands, on nato taking over the mission. joining me now, rachel maddow. we heard the president's speech. it is basically a humanitarian mission. you can listen as carefully as you want, and it is hard to find anything other than a humanitarian mission in here. >> he named this as an important strategic interest of the united states and as being in america's national interest. but the things that he described as proving that were potential flood of refugees in the middle east, the democratic impulses on view in the middle east with the various revolutions and uprisings being quenched by this brutal dictator, and un credibility, speaking for the international community and stepping up in cases like this. that is the sort of t
story. he's doing great. he and his owners are going to join us, along with the brave men who saved his life. they're going to be meeting each other and talking to each other for the first time since the accident happened. look how cute elmo is. >> they have special doggie respirators. >> i did not know that. >>> also on this sunday morning, there's a popular young pastor provoking an uproar. why he seems to be arguing that hell does not exist and why some of his fellow christians are now outraged and even throwing around the term heresy. >>> we'll start with the deadly weather. chikage windler joins us this morning with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, dan. the storm sadly turned deadly with one young mother dead and 11 injured. we'll look at the possibility of more heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes. one twister slammed into the small town of rain, louisiana. winds reached up to 135 miles per hour. flipping this mail truck like it was a toy. more than 100 homes and businesses were severely damaged. when the tomorrow hit, this young mother was with her newborn
. the stages ground for u.s. and other international help rushing in. the government is concerned about a second meltdown at a second reactioner and a possible explosion there. it's playing down the idea of leakageradiation. my team and i went to the north where most devastation has been. my colleagues have reached some of the worst hit areas. we'll have haul that in the broadcast. >>> later, jake tapper, my colleague lrks turn to the news washington. president, and the united states administration is not only having to monitor this international crisis but also the civil war in libya. and as well, a bitter budget battle on capitol hill. but the first, the situation here in japan. let's look at map of the country. the earthquake struck just off the coast of japan. it sent strong tremors at least 200 miles from the epicenter. the tsunami wave destroyed and damaged two-thirds of the east coast of this island nation. and now, government officials north here in the miyagi prefecture say there could be 10,000 people dead in at the one place alone. the government is calling on all people here
accidents. tomorrow's show comes with a seat belt for your use at home. now it's time for "the ed show." >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show." tonight from new york this is what's on the table. commentary on the president's performance coming up. republican extremists like governor scott walker of wisconsin are getting democrats fired up. good for us. is it time to call this a liberal awakening in america? i hope so. donald trump is still banging his drum about the president's birth place. so he returns to the takedown tonight. congresswoman michele bachmann and a bunch of other republican presidential hopefuls were in iowa this weekend letting their freak flag fly. but this is a story that has to be fired up first tonight. president obama clearly, clearly laid out our military involvement in libya during his address from the national defense university in washington, d.c. earlier this evening. the president was quick to label the villain. >> moammar gadhafi. he has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad and terrorized
going. louis barajas thank you very much. send us an e-mail to your bottom line. you can find me on facebook and twitter @christineromans. we want to hear what's driving your family dynamic. back now to cnn saturday for other stories making news. >>> good morning. rebel forces are making critical gains in libya today. and they're giving credit to american and coalition war planes. meanwhile, president obama is preparing his own take on the u.s. role in the war. >>> also this morning, new fears in japan as radiation levels reach stunning new heights, and the air around the damaged nuclear plant is no longer the worry. rather, it's the water. >>> also something we're keeping an eye on right now in great britain. budget cuts are coming at a high cost for british leaders. protesters on the streets this morning clashing with police officers over proposed austerity measures. we'll have the latest from there. again, this is happening right now. from the cnn center, this is your cnn start morning for this march the 26th. i'm t.j. holmes. we do want to start with a new and disturbing inci
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